Measure M Projects

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Measure M


Sonoma County instituted a 1/4 cent sales tax with the passage of Measure M in 2004. Through a public process involving the cities, Sonoma County, Caltrans, and members of the public, the Sonoma County Transportation Authority has developed a transportation strategy for our county. View SCTA Measure M Annual Report.

Local Road Maintenance Program and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)

Measure M provides 20% of its revenues for Local Street Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation funds are used on maintenance activities such as pothole repair, slurry seals, and overlays. In Fiscal Year 15/16 an estimated $987,974 was used for a pavement preventive maintenance contract on the following city streets: 

  • Bennett Valley Road from Farmers Lane to Yulupa Avenue
  • Bicentennial Way from Range Avenue to Mendocino Avenue
  • Corby Avenue from Moorland Avenue to Corby Avenue extension
  • Corby Avenue extension
  • Montgomery Drive from Jackson Drive past Channel Drive

The City upgraded curb ramps to current ADA standards, removed and replaced failing asphalt using micro-surfacing and installed new traffic stripes and pavement markings on an estimated 4.5 miles of city streets. Class II bicycle lanes were considered and evaluated for each street and were added to the Bicentennial Way segment.

Work completed with ITS funding:

Measure M funds were used to maintain existing adaptive traffic control signals on College Avenue, Guerneville Road, Stony Point Road, and Mendocino Avenue totaling 46 signals. Santa Rosa Avenue is being converted to adaptive traffic control from Maple Avenue to Burt Street. Currently, Maple Avenue to Petaluma Hill Road has been converted, however, city staff are working with the vendor resolving some technical difficulties which has caused a slight delay in the southern portion of the project. Marlow Road at Jennings Avenue was converted to a Flashing Yellow Arrow (FYA) protected permissive signal in June 2016.  

Pavement Preventive Maintenance Contract - Pre Construction and Construction

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Pavement Preventive Maintenance Contract - Post Construction

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Fulton Road Improvements – Phase 1 Widening



The Fulton Road Improvements are to be delivered in two phases. Phase 1 improvements from Guerneville Road to Wood Road includes widening to two lanes in each direction with sidewalks and bicycle lanes on both sides. Phase 2 is a grade separated interchange to replace the signalized intersection of Fulton Road and State Highway 12. Fulton Road Improvements Phase 1 will overlay existing pavement, add Class II bicycle lanes, and relocate existing overhead utilities underground. We will also install curb and gutter, storm drainages, and sidewalk both sides for a distance of approximately 2 miles.

The City spent $11.7 million of local funds to construct improvements on Fulton Road north of Piner Road to Wood Road. Measure M funds ($8.7 million) are being spent on Fulton Road improvements south of Piner Road to Guerneville Road. The City’s Survey section has nearly completed the topography, boundary and utility survey. This includes the request of multiple title reports for individual properties and mapping various utilities. PG&E approved a tentative District Map for undergrounding utilities. In addition, the City has selected GHD Inc. as the project consultant. We are in the early stages of the Environmental Documentation and the initial stages of public outreach.

Proposed Schedule:


June 2017 - Environmental phase complete
March 2021 - Construction phase complete

Funding Information:

Measure M programmed $8,700,000
Measure M appropriated $500,000
Measure M reimbursed $112,386
Total cost to date $194,778
Fulton Road Improvements - Phase 1 Widening

Hearn Avenue Interchange – Phase 3



The project will reconstruct the US 101/Hearn Avenue interchange to improve local traffic circulation for vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians and transit and enchance overall safety. We will replace and widen the Hearn Avenue overcrossing bridge to accommodate four traffic lanes. This work will also increase the bridge height clearance, improve ramp connections to US 101, add ADA complaint ramps, and provide continuous Class II bicycle lanes and sidewalks between Corby Avenue and Santa Rosa Avenue.

Work within the Project Approval and Environmental Document (PA&ED) phase continued through the end of Fiscal Year 15/16. City consultant, URS (formerly AECOM) completed the Draft Environmental Document and Draft Project Report. The documents include the completion of Preliminary Engineering that involve Fact Sheets and Preliminary Engineering Geometric Design drawings. The City consultant also completed technical studies which supported the Draft Environmental Documentation. The City of Santa Rosa has completed one-on-one focus meetings with all impacted property owners. Caltrans, SCTA and the City of Santa Rosa were involved in Project Development Team (PDT) meetings. The environmental document is expected to be finalized by December 2016.

Funding Information:

Measure M programmed $3,750,000
Measure M appropriated $1,150,000
Measure M reimbursed $720,084
Local funds leveraged to date $898,539
Total cost to date $1,618,623
Hearn Avenue Interchange Phase 3 - Map

Access Across 101 – Highway 101 Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge



The project will construct an overcrossing across Highway 101 within the vicinity of Santa Rosa Junior College. The overcrossing will allow bicyclists and pedestrians an alternative to using the congested Highway 101 undercrossing at West Steele Lane (to the north) and College Avenue (to the south). The overcrossing provides a pedestrian and Class I bicycle grade-separated crossing over U.S. 101, which is south of the Steele Lane Interchange, and north of the College Avenue Interchange. Construction of the bridge would create a continuous East/West bicycle and pedestrian network connecting the North Santa Rosa station using the recently approved at-grade bicycle and pedestrian crossing at Jennings Avenue and the SMART tracks to the Santa Rosa Junior College/Santa Rosa High School using the bridge.

Work within the Project Initiation Document (PID) phase continued through the end of Fiscal Year 15/16. Focus was on the geometric alignments and height clearances of the bridge approaches along Edwards Avenue (west side) and Elliott Avenue (east side). These alternatives were presented to Caltrans at a Project Development Team (PDT) meeting. The City moved forward with these alignments in the PSR-PDS and Preliminary Environment Analysis Report (PEAR). The PSR-PDS has been revised to address Caltrans’ needs and concerns. The revised document included studies on Aesthetics, Land Use, Community Impacts, Cultural Resources sections, Stormwater Data Report, Risk Registers and potential environmental impacts relating to the right-of-way acquisitions. The PID is anticipated to be finalized by December 2016.

Funding Information:

Measure M appropriated $250,000
Measure M reimbursed $247,981
Local funds leveraged to date $261,389
Total cost to date $509,370
Highway 101 Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridge - Map